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4.87 / 5

based on 325 reviews - 99% of reviewers would recommend Dive-Careers.com to a friend




from york

written on Aug 03, 2014 in San Juan, Philippines

Added Aug 04, 2014

5/5 stars

great expereince

a great experience doing my idc, they helped me through all the struggling areas i needed to work on and always, and a fun few weeks doing it.



thank you bas for your help in me become a dive instructor.

johnny m would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About johnny m

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Thresher Shark Divers, Malapascua, Philippines
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 07/29/2014
Q. What is your nationality?
A. british
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. english
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Sebastian van Riemsdjik
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. the help getting through the tough areas of the course.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. yes, because its a great fun experience in doing something quite difficult.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. the past reccomendation
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. the weakest part of the idc was the long days, but it was needed and necessary.

from Coron

written on Aug 03, 2014 in San Juan, Philippines

Added Aug 04, 2014

5/5 stars

IDC July 2014

Dear Dive-Careers,



The IDC July 2014 in Malapascua was great. Lots of information and practice exams were given. Bas did a super job to motivate all instructor candidates and helped the ones who have problems individual.



Keep the good work! Thanks a lot!!! Dennis

Dennis T would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Dennis T

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Thresher Shark Divers, Malapascua, Philippines
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 07/30/2014
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Filipino
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. english
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Sebastian van Riemsdjik
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. the combination of hard studying and fun
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. yes, i would recommend! The course directors are great
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. a friend told me
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. the academics was the weakest part. to give candidates lots of practice exams and videos in advanced would help a lot to concentrate on the presentations during the course

from London

written on Aug 03, 2014 in San Juan, Philippines

Added Aug 04, 2014

5/5 stars

Entering the IE so well prepared takes some of the scare away

I cannot praise Bas van Riemsdijk's and Jason Orage's work with the group and each person individually highly enough. They were completely personal in their approach, coaching each one of us as we needed it and where we needed it. At the same time, it was coaching - not authoritarian bullying. I am delighted to say that I really enjoyed the IDC. And I certainly had not expected that. Thank you, Bas and Jason, for my new career!

Anja J would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Anja J

Gender : Female

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Thresher Shark Divers, Malapascua, Philippines
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 07/29/2014
Q. What is your nationality?
A. German
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Sebastian van Riemsdjik
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. Bas and Jason were available 24/7, no joke.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. I love the way you teach, finding the right way for each of the students.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Time and coincidence
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Better relations with the weather gods? Otherwise there was nothing to complain about.

from Coron

written on Aug 01, 2014 in Quezon City, Philippines

Added Aug 02, 2014

5/5 stars

Awesome cool way of learning.

Im really happy that ive choosen malapascua (thresher shark divers) for my padi idc. As a pilipino im too nervous for it. But attending that isc change my point of view. Having bas and jason as my course directors. Learning is so much fun. It become more interesting. Very approachable. I will highly recommend them to all of my students and freinds. I admire how passionate they are in teaching. Cheers guys.

Wizard/richard N would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Wizard/richard N

Gender : Male

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 07/27/2014
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Sebastian van Riemsdjik
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. Everything. From presentation. Confined to open water,to open water trainings.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. I highly recommend them
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. I love seeing people diving and more people will take care of marine world.

from London

written on Aug 01, 2014 in San Juan, Philippines

Added Aug 01, 2014

5/5 stars

Great course.

Bas and Jason both made the course very fun and extremely informative. I felt fully prepared for the IE and I would (and will) recommend them to anyone looking to do their IDC.

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Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 07/14/2014
Q. What is your nationality?
A. british
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. english
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. fun and informative
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. yes. Great course directors
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. great reviews
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. none.

from Pirkkala

written on Jul 31, 2014 in San Juan, Philippines

Added Jul 31, 2014

5/5 stars

Loved it:-)

Whole IDC run smoothly and we had a lot of fun. My diving skills improved so much. I am really going to recommend this IDC for everyone.

THANK YOU!

Satu F would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Satu F

Gender : Female
Age : 30-39

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Thresher Shark Divers, Malapascua, Philippines
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 07/29/2014
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Finnish
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Sebastian van Riemsdjik
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. We did lots of water work
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes I would. I had such a fun time and I learnt a lot.

from Singapore

written on Jun 07, 2014 Singapore

Added Jun 08, 2014

3/5 stars

Feedback

Had a good time in general. However, would be better if I had a formally structured orientation for my course that was over a week. Felt a bit lost during first few days.

0 people found this review helpful

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About Edmond L

Gender : Male
Age : 40-49

written on Jun 06, 2014 Thailand

Added Jun 06, 2014

5/5 stars

Going the extra distance!

Wow.. I was thoroughly impressed by Marco and all of the course directors for their patience is appreciated beyond what words could describe. They helped me get to the point of grasping the concept, applying the "rules", and then allowing me to explain it back to them to ensure that i had correctly understood what and why I was (specifically in physics). I had heard that they were great, but I didn't realize the extra effort that they put in in order to ensure I was confident in the subject matter. Thank you all!!!

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About Anthony H

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39

from Darwin

written on Jun 03, 2014 in San Juan, Philippines

Added Jun 03, 2014

5/5 stars

GOOD PRESENTER

Mark was a good presenter and got me through the course thanks

Trevor S would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

Response from Dive-Careers.com Jun 06, 2014

A man of so many words, Trev.


from Sursee

written on May 22, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added May 22, 2014

5/5 stars

IDC COURSE

Hi Mark

If any Divemaster will come to do the IDC, please ask him, if he ever assisted 2-3 OW Course and a Rescue Course. If not, he should do this before starting the course. Otherwise he will have the same problem as me. My DM Course was about 2 1/2 year ago and then you don't remember all the skills and steps. Anyhow it was a very good experience and i will come back to finish it.

Didi

Dieter J would not recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

Response from Dive-Careers.com May 23, 2014

No worries Didi, in December come with a bit of time to get in some practice and all will go great. It will be good to see you back again.

About Dieter J

Gender : Male
Age : 60+

written on May 18, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added May 19, 2014

4/5 stars

I had a really wonderful time here, I felt like everyone here had my best interests in mind and there was always someone to help me when I needed it!! I would recommend it to anyone and I would do it again if I could!

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Response from Dive-Careers.com May 23, 2014

Congrats on the exam. I am sure all of those extra fees seem worthwhile now. Enjoy life as a dive instructor.


written on May 14, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada

Added May 14, 2014

5/5 stars

Would do it again if I had too!

A very friendly, relaxed, professional enviroment, eases divers through their courses effectively and efficiently. Buddha view on Koh Tao is well worth the time and money. Many instructors and divemasters around to answer questions about diving and travelling around Thailand and the world. Many happy people to befriend here. A great place to meet people while transforming your life with an exciting, wondrous career choice. I highly recommend hanging out on koh Tao with the likes of Buddha view people. Not only do you meet new friends, you are well connected in the dive industry with experienced, well travelled people as your course directors, Marco Gervasi, Chris Freestone, and of course Mark Soworka. You would be hard presses to find better teachers.

I look forward to the next time I meet up with the dive careers crew for the IDC.

Cheers all

Bruce Cameron.

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Response from Dive-Careers.com May 23, 2014

You can always come back again and do it all again Bruce. It would not be the first time. See you again on Koh Tao soon.


written on May 07, 2014 Thailand

Added May 07, 2014

5/5 stars

DMT in Koh Tao,

It's litterally swimming and breathing under the water with fishes.



If THIS seems interesting for YOU ? HERE YOU ARE:



*Think about all the submarine life you could see.

*What about WHERE you could do this ?

*Are you still reading this ?



Life is short, get a life.

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from Beijing, soon to be Berlin

written on May 05, 2014 Singapore

Added May 05, 2014

5/5 stars

Best choice!

I took part in the IDC on Malapascua from 26th February until 11th March 2014. I enjoyed every single minute of it. I especially liked the whole structure of the course, i.e. the balance of classroom sessions and practical exercises, the preparations for the IE, the patience and the overall positive atmosphere. In retrospect I must say the IDC there was the best choice.

Ute B would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Ute B

Gender : Female
Age : 40-49

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Thresher Shark Divers, Malapascua, Philippines
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 03/11/2014
Q. What is your nationality?
A. German
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Sebastian van Riemsdjik
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. The overall atmosphere and the good balance between classroom sessions and practical exercises
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Absolutely!
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. A stay earlier on Malapascua with TSD in January 2013

written on May 03, 2014 Thailand

Added May 03, 2014

4/5 stars

very nice, a lot of good people but i got stolen all my equipment, its not buddha fault but it still sucks and i think there is not enough workshops when i was there... only one every 2/3 days, but otherwise it was very nice !

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